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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

#66 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#68 of 2,090 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Historic Ybor
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1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-6688
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Sushi in Tampa

I've visited here about six times and keep coming back when I'm in Tampa. The sushi is really good, top notch. Set in an old building, the ceiling must be 50 ft up, old brick and a cozy atmosphere in Centro Ybor. I've never had an appetizer or sushi selection I didn't like here and I've been to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
barnesrph
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I've visited here about six times and keep coming back when I'm in Tampa. The sushi is really good, top notch. Set in an old building, the ceiling must be 50 ft up, old brick and a cozy atmosphere in Centro Ybor. I've never had an appetizer or sushi selection I didn't like here and I've been to a lot... More 

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great location in Ybor city (old cigar quarter of Tampa) ... the restaurant is in an old brick building with 50 foot ceilings....great setting. The sushi is always fresh and well prepared. Little extra touches like a thin slice of lemon or lime on each piece add a welcome touch. Great salad and mains course choices as well. Service is... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Finally made it to Samurai Blue and enjoyed ourselves. Our server was awesome and really enhanced our experience. I wish I could remember her name because she definitely deserves a big shout out for doing such a great job. I thought the sushi was very good. Recommend trying the Japanese Bagel and Kamikaze Rolls. Samurai Blue also sports some great... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We thought the Sushi was fresh and delicious. They had some very original rolls I can guarantee that you won't find at other Sushi places . The prices were in line with prices of mosr sushi places bur in mind mind we got better tasting sushi then most places serve. I am a sushi lover been to many places. They... More 

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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Made our reservation (recommended) and were immediately seated upon arrival. (nice touch). Our waiter was most personable and chatted with us for a moment before bringing us our drinks. One of my biggest peeves is the wait staff pouncing on me as soon as I sit down and wanting to know what I want to drink. If they do this,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The sushi was delicious and had a great presentation. We love going to this restaurant as long as we're up for a night of loudness. If the restaurant would change their decor they could have more of the noise absorbed. Then this place would be excellent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. It took 30 minutes for my wife to get her wine which was a lovely warm, white wine. Spring rolls tasted like fried baby food. Edamame was cold. My wife ordered a Bagel role and it had the least amount of fish I've ever seen in a sushi roll. When I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent services, Excellent food amd Excellent atmosphere. Very very pleased with this restaurant!!!! The bathrooms were even clean.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We've been coming to Samurai Blue over the years and have always been impressed with the quality and freshness of everything they serve. Last night was no exception, we started with the Hamachi Kama (Tuna cheeks), simply the best appetizer they have amongst many good ones. Us locals love it and they sell so fast that we know that by... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've been to this restaurant five times, I finally decided I should write a review because it's been a consistent experience. The sushi is great! The presentation is great, the freshness is exactly what you would want from a sushi restaurant. However, the service all five times was terrible and very frustrating. I tried various tables, sushi bar and booth... More 

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Additional Information about Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: (813) 242-6688
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 242-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?